131313 said:Do you think a 20% increase in sustainable power is possible in 5 weeks without doping, if the rider was previously training consistently, i.e. wasn't injured or sick? Because between Gila and the TDSuisse, that's roughly the improvement Armstrong made in 2010.
I've been around endurance sport most of my life and I have to say I've never seen a pupa to butterfly transformation like that before. Have you?
Just curious how you know this? For a 30-45min efforts about 8% would be due to Gila being at high altitude, but the remaining 12% increase is still too much, IMO.
Do you have SRM files showing this? Do the segments you're comparing have consistent time spans and corresponding heart rates (and corresponding temperatures to make sure the HR is correlating similarly?)